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(Courier Journal)   A lot of people that live near Churchill Downs have gambling problems   ( divider line
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1330 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Jan 2003 at 6:58 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-01-02 04:48:18 AM  
I tell ya, that Kentucky Derby is one hell of a good time. I usually have a liver problem following that weekend...
2003-01-02 06:56:54 AM  
What a lame link. :P So what?
2003-01-02 07:00:49 AM  
I'm praising Allah that you didn't spell it "alot."
2003-01-02 07:06:47 AM  
Better gambling problems than bestiality fetishes.
2003-01-02 07:13:35 AM  
Unless you have a horse fetish
2003-01-02 07:22:45 AM  
Woud it be tasteless to call this Churchill Downs Syndrome? Ok, I won't then.
2003-01-02 07:34:55 AM  
I will stop gambling as soon as I hit it big
2003-01-02 08:35:51 AM  
I could never understand the whole horse/dog racing - when I went to the track here in Bonita, I walked over to see the dogs and just felt bad for them - I just wanted to take them home with me and give them a better life...

*off to find a bigger house*
2003-01-02 08:55:12 AM  
WOW! This is the most exciting news of the new year!
2003-01-02 09:17:52 AM  
I live down the street from Churchill Downs, and I only blow $200 a week.
2003-01-02 10:02:23 AM  
horse racing usually isn't bad for the horse. horses need to run regularly for exercise. to be winners in racing a horse has to like it. the ones that don't are used for breeding or sold as saddle horses or show horses. greyhounds are treated differently and not so kindly.

i'm sure the places that have otb and casinos see the same amount of gambling problems. i know in this state you don't see too much info on gambling help programs. i think anything i see on that is posted at the casinos themselves. there are also lottery and scratch ticket games that have been the cause of gambling addiction also.
2003-01-02 10:14:40 AM  
I'll give you 3 to 2 odds that study's wrong.
2003-01-02 10:40:57 AM  
In other news, workers at the Hershey's plant are fatter than workers at the Slim-Fast plant.....have replaced smoke breaks with Twix breaks
2003-01-02 11:03:43 AM  
So, Bob Nastanovich of the incredible group Pavement lives across the street from the Downs--I've waved at the man as he headed out to put some money on the ponies--and the Louisville paper couldn't get his opinion on the matter? Not that it would be an expert testimony or anything, but it certainly would make for a more interesting read.
2003-01-02 11:18:19 AM  
While it's possible that you could be addicted to horse racing, it's more likely that you become addicted to slots or video poker. Just because of the action aspect of it. Horse races go off every 25 minutes, and even with simulcasting, it's difficult to get the kind of continuous action the gambling addict needs.

This is one of those "personal responsibility" issues. You are only hurting yourself by gambling to excess. Not the public at large.
2003-01-02 11:24:19 AM  
News Flash....Poor people live in poor neighborhoods and rich people live in rich neighborhoods. Duh.
2003-01-02 11:31:09 AM  
Exactly, Squidloe. That neighborhood would have gambling problems even if Churchill Downs wasn't there. Additionally, people don't go to Churchill Downs like crazy; people that aren't from Kentucky think we sit at Churchill Downs all day and go to the derby every year, when the large majority of us don't even watch it on TV every year.
2003-01-02 11:52:11 AM  
People in Indiana dont think about the fact that Churchill Downs is in the next state. We have the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is far superior, the autoracing capitol of the world. We also like basketball. Unlike weirdos in Kentucky, we dont spend our time watching horse ass.
2003-01-02 12:00:48 PM  
Smack Johnson I'd rather watch horse ass running around the track at Churchill Downs, which is FAR superior than Indianapolis Motor Speedway, than sit for 4 hours watching some cars go round and round. Plus I get the added attraction of legally wagering and winning money on the horse ass.
2003-01-02 12:40:41 PM  
Gambling is only a problem when you don't win.
2003-01-02 12:48:45 PM  
What the hell, Smack Johnson?! Auto racing?! I guess when you live in a state where hobbies include watching yourself get fatter, breathing heavily, and waiting for elementary schools to offer GED on TV programs, the notion of watching cars go in circles for hours can be amusing.
2003-01-02 12:56:07 PM  
EyeballKid - I sat in Bob's box a few years back on Thanksgiving with a bunch of other rockers. He is a truly great guy, and a helluva horse player.
2003-01-02 12:57:24 PM  
MadameX - Dave Attell said it best...

"If I was going to make love with one animal, it would be a horse. The horse is a beautiful beast, and you know that you always have a ride home afterwards."
2003-01-02 03:21:46 PM  

Hey Marge remember when I stole that watch from Sears....

Well YOU have a gambling problem

2003-01-03 03:30:22 AM  
2003-01-03 09:44:21 AM  
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